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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2008, 10:30 am Thread Starter
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Considering a K1200GT (2004 model)

I recently stumbled upon a k1200GT at a kawi dealer. It has 1200 miles (or some insanely low number) on it, and am curious about your opinions on it. I am looking for a comfortable bike to ride a lot on. The bike was supremely comfortable when seated, however I am curious about you guys' opinion on the bike. They have priced it at $9k even, which seems low to me. The bike is in mint condition, nary a scratch to be found.

didn't seem to be any external eye-catchers that usually indicate something happened to the bike (scratches, leaks, etc)
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2008, 1:34 pm
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I put 13,000 trouble-free miles on my 2004 K1200GT and loved that bike. They are heavy and don't have the handling of the current generation bikes but they are solid, beautiful, and pretty reliable, and that price is great for such low miles. It's a great bike.

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I just returned from a 1800 mile trip with mine. I have owned it out of the box in 04. 24K and change on it .
Runs like new.
I am keeping mine, my get a GS in a few years, however the KGT stays.
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Nic bike but check for oil leaking for front of the trans. The motor is unreal. Great bike
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I picked up my '03 back in 2006 with only 1,065 miles on it. Mostly trouble free with the exception of a clutch slave failure at around 18k. I've only had it for two seasons and I have over 32k on it now. I put bar-backs on mine since the forward position was putting too much pressure on my wrists. Next season I may pull them off again and see how I do.
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It will be a great bike unless it's that sissy green color. Those are slow and ugly. The blue ones are the best by far.

'03 K1200GT

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2008, 9:52 am
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2008, 6:14 pm
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I wouldn't touch that bike with a 6 foot stick if I was you. By the way, can you tell me the name and address of the dealer? ...And by the way, what is the color if the bike?

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2008, 6:36 pm
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I bought my '04 last year with 1432 miles on it from Irv Seaver's BMW in So. California. I really enjoy riding this bike and love the lines. My wife thinks it's really a sexy looking bike. I got realy lucky and got a Piedmont Red one (fastest, sexiest, and best looking one) and plan on riding mine for years to come. You will absolutely fall in love with the motor. The newer models maybe lighter and a little faster but I am not in love with their looks. The big, flat plastic side fairings (to me) do not have the elegant lines of the '03, '04 models. Not putting the new ones down, just a matter of personal taste and opinion. As they say: "To each his own". One thing to really watch out for are the fuel line quick disconnect couplers (two of them). They are made of suspect quality plastic and will fail. Mine failed this past winter on my way home from work. I have now upgraded to metal ones - goodbye problem.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2008, 9:13 pm
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The only way you will ever know if the mileage is actual on a bike is if you bought it new yourself. A dealer can take a used 04'GT with 18K miles on it and roll back the odometer to 1500 faster than you can say mileage fraud and polish the bike and wax it to convince any potential buyer that the mileage is true. It happens all the time. It's just part of the game.
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